In all of TIDE’s work, Technology is only the beginning. The plus is the most challenging and this includes

  • Awareness creation
  • Training
  • Strengthening processes and institutions
  • On one hand, to ensure successful adoption of technology solutions, TIDE has developed exhaustive training modules, keeping in mind the target audience and their level of exposure. Most of these training modules include some soft skills and also Do It Yourself (DIY) modules.

    On another hand, TIDE works with peers and other grass root organizations to increase their capacity in delivering technology focused programs. Our special focus here is on biomass conservation, coming from our decades of experience in this area.

    Trainings available from TIDE

    Training programme

    Mode Duration Target audience Remarks
    Energy assessments and water audits Training at location with DIY module & exposure visit to project sites Can be customized Students / peers
    Sarala stove construction Digital video 25 minute video, available in Hindi and Kannada Rural Women Supported by Govt. & CSR schemes
    Sarala stove construction Direct through TIDE staff at project locations

    ToT for other NGOs

    5 days Peers & Rural Women Supported by other govt. & CSR schemes
    Areca leaf plate making 3 days + 15 days practice Rural Women

    Offered free through TIDE projects
    Drying of fruits and vegetables 5 days Rural Women Offered free through TIDE projects; can become paid training after commitment of marketing support
    Value added products from finger millets 4 days Rural Women Offered free through TIDE projects; can become paid training after commitment of marketing support
    Vermi-composting 1 day Rural Women Offered free as an introduction to other training packages
    Pressed flower art and paper bag making 3 days Rural Women Offered free through TIDE projects; can become paid training after commitment of marketing support
    Roof top water harvesting 5 days + practice support for 2 new locations Plumbers Paid training in urban areas; free for rural areas
    Bore well recharge & soil moisture measurement One week Plumbers / Farmers Nominal charge for hiring of equipment from TIDE
    PYRO stoves manufacturing training About 3 days depending on manufacturer schedule Small manufacturing units Offered free but limited to manufacturers identified by TIDE’s Sustaintech